1. Desert Kid

    Shattered Nation-Filling the Gaps

    This thread was an idea taken from @OldReliable1862 and at the behest of another Shattered Nation fan @CanadianCanuck I have decided to create an ideas and a Filling the Gaps thread ala the Filling the Gaps thread for Timeline 191 on to show appreciation and kick around...
  2. Cpl. Smith

    CSMC Question

    What uniform would they have worn and was the rank system the same as the USMC? Also, what would the bulk of the CSMC be armed with?
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The Confederacy's Worst Christmas Ever, 1864

    An 1863 image in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper depicts a family celebrating Christmas. Be sure, not a Southern family and not 1864. The Grinch Act was in place, not a toy in sight that year. So this is confusing. Just made up the term " The Grinch Act ", first thing that came to mind...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise?

    In July, a 62-year-old white man named Frank Earnest, one of the country’s most ardent defenders of Confederate monuments, traveled 200 miles from his Virginia home to Washington, D.C., and got in line at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. You could say he stood out...
  5. J

    Need help in identifying an ancestor's revolver that I recently inherited.

    I have recently inherited a confederate revolver that supposedly belonged to an ancestor. I was told that it from my grandmother's maternal grandfather's line, but neither my mother or so sister could specifically identify the original owner. That particular branch has several men who the pistol...
  6. wbull1

    England Supported the Confederacy?

    My tour guide in Halifax, Canada insisted that the British stationed soldiers in Halifax after the Civil War because England feared the United States would invade in retaliation for the British support of the Confederacy. I said I thought England might fear that, but that essentially the British...
  7. Brendan

    Julian Carr's Speech at the Declaration of "Silent Sam" - An Excerpt

    "The present generation, I am persuaded, scarcely takes note of what the Confederate soldier meant to the welfare of the Anglo Saxon race during the four years immediately succeeding the war, when the facts are, that their courage and steadfastness saved the very life of the Anglo Saxon race in...
  8. B

    What do you think of the Southern Victory Series as a whole?

    Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is BlueandGrayl I am from the state of California (a Union state but had its fair share of Confederate sympathies especially down south) and I was born on July 19, 2001 right here in Long Beach, California. I like all of you know the Civil War and in...
  9. WJC

    How Successful were Rebel Privateers and Commerce Raiders?

    Arguably the Confederacy’s maritime efforts rank among its greatest wartime successes. Starting literally from scratch, the Confederacy immediately mustered a small but effective privateer fleet that not only met with some success, but forced the early resolution of the Confederacy’s status as a...
  10. Historyman1861

    RECRUITS WANTED 40th Ohio Infantry/10th Tenn

    40th Ohio/ 10th Tenn looking for new recruits. Our unit is based out of Central Ohio, looking for more Infantry to help grow the ranks. We are are of the McCook's Brigade, and a very family oriented unit. We do both sides based on demand. For more information please email me at...
  11. wausaubob

    Confederate strategy.

    Explanation of the choices: 1. Mainly in the early months of the war, the Confederates had an opportunity to isolate Washington, D.C. and seize it. The domestic and international consequences should have been enough to end the war successfully for the Confederates. 2. This is the strategy in...
  12. WJC

    Did the Davis Administration have a 'Grand Strategy' for Victory?

    No Davis Administration 'Grand Strategy' exists in surviving official records. Was there an official 'grand strategy'? What was it?
  13. WJC

    "South" and "Southern" versus "Confederacy" and "Confederate"

    It is not uncommon for us to conflate the terms "South" with "Confederacy" and ""Southern" with "Confederate". Not all of the south was part of the Confederacy; not all southerners were Confederates. Do we do a disservice by confusing the terms?
  14. Z

    An Officer and a Gentleman

    I have some questions about where officers came from. I am particularly interested in first and second Lieutenants in the Confederate army, but am happy to hear about any ranks in any armies. How were colonels selected at various points during the war? How were Captains selected? How were...
  15. P

    Any Insight on My Confederate Ancestor?

    Hey everybody, this is my first post, and I love what you have going on here. I'm at a standstill with the search of my 2nd great grandfather's time in the Confederacy, and wanted to know what you think of it. (Notice the gash on his forehead? I bet that's from his time in the war.)...
  16. Komi

    A Confederate Aircraft Carrier

    Ok, not exactly an aircraft carrier in the modern sense, but as close as you could get for the period. The CSS Teaser was originally built ca. 1855 in Philadelphia as a single-screw steam tug, 64 tons and measuring 80ft x 18ft x 7ft. She was purchased in Richmond VA for use by the Virginia State...
  17. ForeverFree

    "Negro Treachery" in the SE, pre-Emancipation Proclamation

    In August of 1862, a group of concerned citizens in Liberty County, GA, near Savannah, wrote this letter to Confederate Brigadier-General MERCER, Commanding Military District of Georgia, Savannah: GENERAL: The undersigned, citizens of Liberty County, of the Fifteenth District, would...
  18. W

    sutherners be inteligent

    I has been telinall my friends that I am now apart of a room on the internet. They no belive me because they no can pay the bill. I am her to remind everyone that the confederacy has many capitals. There by capital L, I and R that I know of. Amazing me that the board on me computer makes many...
  19. J

    Savannah Civil War Trilogy

    I’ve published 3 novels centering on Civil War Savannah, and now have a web site that summarizes and compares them: THE SAVANNAH CIVIL WAR TRILOGY
  20. James N.

    Book Review The Story of the Confederacy by Robert Selph Henry

    From the dust jacket and the 1931 publication date of author Robert Selph Henry's The Story of the Confederacy I expected a blood-and-thunder Lost Cause interpretation of the familiar story, but was both surprised and happy to find I was wrong. This was probably considered a classic in its day...
  21. Cavalry Charger

    Would the Confederate States have eventually rejoined the Union if Secession had succeeded?

    I am interested to know, if Secession had succeeded, would it have eventually ended up in re-unification with the Union, and when?
  22. ForeverFree

    A Historian Who Dismisses African Americans as Actual Southerners?

    RE: "Mississippi's heart was broken but not its spirit," according to one historian of the war in that state. Is that historian's statement true? This image prominently features Mississippi soldiers: Some of the “black warriors” for the Union, as Lincoln called them: At least 18,000 African...
  23. RebelHeart

    War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command by Aristides Monteiro

    War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command by Aristides Monteiro is an autobiographical piece offered by a physician and old acquaintance of John Singleton Mosby. Monteiro did not serve for very long with the 43rd Virginia Cavalry and thus his recollections are limited in scope to the...

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